Way to go!
Your application is in and we're so excited you're considering Waterloo. There's lots more to explore. So, check out the tips on this page and get connected to everything you need to know before you join the Warrior family.
Next steps after you've applied
Stay in touch
Set yourself apart
Warriors are one of a kind. Use your Admission Information Form to make your application stand out.
Upload your transcript
Not an Ontario high school student? Don't forget to send us your grades.
Join the community
Experience a warm Warrior welcome in person or online with our campus tours, webinars, and info sessions.
Explore your program
Your options are endless, so take a deep dive into the courses, specializations, and careers in Waterloo's programs.
Discover even more to love
Get a taste of our vibrant student life, learning experiences, programs, and more during Waterloo Wednesday webinars.
Additional steps for some students
Tips for international students
At Waterloo, you'll be joining a vibrant global community with plenty of resources to help you transition to life in Canada. Here are some important things to consider after you apply.
- Did you apply to a co-op program? You may need a work permit in addition to a study permit.
- Is English your first language? If it's not, you may need to send us English language test scores.
- As part of the admissions process, some international transcripts may need to be verified by World Education Services Canada. We'll contact you if verification is required.
Tips for transfer students
You're planning a big change and there's a lot to think about. Here are some steps you don't want to miss.
- Have you sent in your grades? Be sure to submit all your high school and post-secondary transcripts for review.
- Wondering how many credits you're eligible for? Check out our requirements and transfer credit policies for more info.
- Looking for a place to live? Let us help with our residence guarantee for transfer students. Or explore your off-campus housing options.
What to do if special circumstances affected your grades
Your application for admission can't cover everything. We get that. If there have been significant circumstances that affected your grades and you didn't receive accommodations for, you may be eligible for special consideration.
Submit a request for special consideration to share additional information about your background that we'll take into consideration when reviewing your application for admission.
Picture yourself as a Warrior
Your application is in — and that means you're already a Warrior at heart. Inquisitive, motivated, and ready for a challenge. Here at Waterloo, you'll find a community that will support you, celebrate you, and push you out of your comfort zone (in all the best ways). Get ready to find your people, connect to your passions, and discover your story.
Wondering what day-to-day life is like at Waterloo? Check out our guide to student life to read about
Discover what to expect in first year
Students from each of our six faculties share what surprised and inspired them during first year, the biggest differences between high school and university, and what helped them adjust to life at Waterloo.
Get your questions answered
Curiosity thrives at Waterloo — so if you've got questions, we've got answers. Here's where you can go to find out more.
Courses, co-op, clubs — and everything in between
To find out more about programs, co-op, student experience, or careers, contact the recruitment co-ordinator for your program of interest.
Your application status or documents
COVID-19 and the application process
If you're concerned about how the pandemic might affect your application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep track of all these steps, download our checklist for applicants (PDF).